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Thursday, July 07, 2005


by Nostradamnus

The bottom falls out.
The middle crumbles.
The top just floats.
He@ven triumphs.

The dead look good.
The living look dead,
The living dead live,
The dying just die.

The Biblic@l exult:
Their number’s fixed.
The religious pray.
Their numbers swell.

Numer@ti wonder:
"Is our number up?"
Numer@ti wonder:
"Can we count on it?"

Bill Costley writes a "Letter from Santa Clara" for the San Francisco CALL.